10 New Useful WordPress Plugins

Published On August 20, 2008
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Theme Authenticity Checker

Scan all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code. Be aware of advertisements or dangerous JavaScript inserted into legitimate themes by third party theme download sites.

List Category Posts

List Category Posts is a simple WordPress plugin which allows you to list some posts from a category into a post/page using [catlist=ID], where ID stands for the Category Id.

Expanding Text Plugin

This WordPress plugin allows you to create sections of text in your post or page which expand/collapse when clicked on. You simply wrap the special tags around your text, and set the ‘expand link’ (the link visitors click on to show the text).


Actionable allows the creation of a categroized list of action items for users to check off and track. It was originally developed for Share 350.0 – a plan for regional sustainability to help people track their actions and efforts to create a sustainable community.

Lightbox Plus

Lightbox Plus is used to create overlay display images on the webpage and to automatically add the correct overlay links to images. Lightbox Plus captures the image title for display using a fairly robust regex to capture most character that may appear as part of the title.

Advanced Tagline

Advanced Tagline gives the option to have multiple taglines for your blog and display them at random or sequentially with each page view.

Sodahead Polls

Want to create a poll for your readers and see live results? Bloggers use polls more than any other interactive application to engage their readers. Create an engaging experience for your audience today and keep them coming back for more.

Minimum Comment Length

Don’t you find it annoying when someone comments with just a smiley? Or a “thanks”? On quite a few forums you have to leave a comment with a minimum of 15 characters to be able to comment, but WordPress doesn’t allow you to set such a threshold. With this plugin, it does.

Blogging Tips

This plugin displays random blogging tips and suggestions. The tips are just some ideas of what you can do to improve the popularity of your blog and improve the content.  All of the tips are designed to inspire you to be a better blogger.

Gravatar Recent Comments

Gravatar recent comments is a plugin providing you with a “Top/last commenters” widget but instead of just displaying names, it also displays gravatars.

38 replies on “10 New Useful WordPress Plugins”

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Thanks for the helpful list of WordPress plugins. The Theme Authenticity Checker looks interesting, and could come in handy to check WordPress themes.

TonyArts Reply

Very good plugins,

I have some more on this link~: http://www.kinocreative.co.uk/resources/20-useful-wordpress-plugins/

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giuseppemartone Reply

super List…alcuni mai visti!! con tutti questi plug-in sarà facile e divertente migliorara il proprio WP Blog.Un buon lavoro, non c’è che dire..!

zee Reply

thx jai your post very usefull especially 4 me as new blogger. i’m gonna try some of these. sorry my english is bad. one again thx very much. from indonesian blogger. 😀

Free Stuff Finder (Ross) Reply

Nice post Jai!

I think the min comment length is a good tool to help fight spammers who just post one or two words. I also think the List Category plugin will be a huge help for me on a few of my phpBay Sites. thanks for sharing!

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